Kabbalist, head of the Jewish court in Tveria (Tiberias).
Torah commentator, kabbalist, talmudist.
Rabbi Chaim Abulafia was a rabbinical authority. He was the grandfather of Hayyim ben David Abulafia and grandson of Isaac Nissim aben Gamil. Abulafia was a rabbi in Smyrna, where he instituted many wholesome regulations. In his old age (1740) he restored the Jewish community in Tiberias
May the merit of the tzaddik Rabbi Chaim ben Atar protect us all, Amen.